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Sotaque Inglês no Douro, Fernando Melo (Notícias Magazine)

April 15, 2012

Profile and interview of Paul Symington (in Portuguese).

Family Fortunes, Anthony Rose

March 12, 2012

UK wine writer Anthony Rose writes about the Primum Familiae Vini press lunch held 9 February at 2 Michelin starred Restaurant The Square.  Wines reviewed:  Graham's 2007 and Graham's 1963.

Paul Symington, Decanter Man of the Year, Andrew Jefford

March 2, 2012

Decanter magazine named Paul Symington Man of the Year 2012, but he accepted the award conditionally: “It’s really a family award, which I’m very happy to accept – but only on behalf of everybody.”  The magazine calls Paul “the man upholding a wine, a region, a legacy” because of the Symington family’s extraordinary championship of Port wine and the Douro region.  He is the first Decanter Man of the Year from Portugal or the Port trade.  Update:  Clicking the link now downloads a PDF of the full article from the April 2012 issue of Decanter Magazine.

Primum Familiae Vini Lunch, Jamie Goode (Wine Anorak)

February 9, 2012

The Symington are proud to be members of the exclusive Primum Familiae Vini; UK wine writer Jamie Good attended the PFV lunch and enjoyed the Graham's Vintage Port 2007 and 1963 which Paul Symington served that day.

A tasting of Single Quinta Vintage Ports (1950-2006), Sarah Ahmed

November 4, 2011

Sarah Ahmed, award-winning UK freelance wine writer, educator and judge reports in depth on the presentation and wines shown at the Quinta Vintage Port tasting in London, "Fronted by Paul and Johnny Symington, the line up of Ports from several quintas and eight different vintages, together with an illuminating powerpoint presentation, made for a compelling tasting.  As did the second cousins’ passion, some might say obsession, about the Douro." 

Wines That Look Good at Fifty, Heather Dougherty

October 31, 2011

Wine writer and judge Heather Dougherty's article is an excellent introduction to Vintage and Quinta Vintage Ports, based on the Quinta Vintage Port tasting held in London with Johnny and Paul Symington.

Harpers Wine & Spirits Trade Review, Annie Krebiehl

October 25, 2011

Annie Krebiehl reports on the Quinta Vintage Port tasting hosted in London by Paul and Johnny Symington, confirming that the wines showed the variations in terroir across the Douro and were "a thoughtful reminder that we are apt to miss a lot by just concentrating on the ‘finest’ vintages or the highest scores. These wines showed immense complexity and true beauty – they spoke of soil and season and convinced with authenticity."

The Joy of Port, Quentin Sadler

October 24, 2011

UK wine educator, consultant and writer Quentin Sadler's blog on the Quinta Vintage Port tasting hosted by Johnny and Paul Symington in London includes an overview of the event and discussion as well as tasting notes for all 18 wines shown.

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